Archive - 2014
Educational needs of an underserved populace in rural Pennsylvania may finally be addressed by legislators this year.
House Bill 1701, now in the House Education committee, aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.
Ridgway native Dakota Dahler has moved to a new location, has enlisted new training and is looking for a new result in his second MMA fight which will take place this weekend.
Dahler will fight Michael Shepherd this Saturday in an event entitled â€śCombat Night at the Roxy.â€ť The event is intended to raise funds and awareness for autism and will be held in Orlando, Fla. Dahler said the fight will be shown through Combatâ€™s web site the next day. More information on Combat Night can be seen on their Facebook page by searching â€śCombat Night.â€ť
With mandates set down from the state Department of Community and Economic Development [DCED], officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission are keeping a sharper eye on their extensive loan program.
The active loan portfolio boasts 266 loans representing roughly $26.3 million in financing from all funds.
Johnsonburg track and field split the two meets in action against Kane Tuesday afternoon at Kane High School.
Johnsonburg won the girls meet 89-50. Kane won the boys meet 115-30.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man was waived for court Wednesday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge George King on over 30 felony charges of child pornography.
Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway, was charged as a result of a search warrant served in November 2013 by the State Police Computer Crime Unit.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two St. Marys residents are facing felony charges in the theft of a vehicle that occurred Thursday night.
According to affidavits of probable cause, David John Krise, 31, of St. Marys, conspired with Alanna Nicole Lilja, 22, of St. Marys, to steal a white 2004 GMC Sonoma truck, which belonged to Frank Bauer, Lilja's stepfather. Lilja reportedly told officers that it was Krise's idea to take the truck to go to Philipsburg to buy drugs and try to sell the truck.
Susan R. Raspatello, 86, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 23, 1927 in Brockway, she was the daughter of the late Patsy and Grace (Parulo) Paladino.
On May 7, 1949, she married Anthony M. Raspatello. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a self-employed seamstress for many years. She also had worked for 18 years at the Elk County Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Anne L. Merley, 83, formerly of Rattlesnake Road, Brockport, and resident at Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Highland View.
Anne was born Dec. 28, 1930 in Brockport, the daughter of the late Robert and Alma Place Hutchins. Retired, she had been employed at Brockway Glass as an executive secretary in the engineering department. Anne was a member at the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping, taking immaculate care of her lawn and garden, and visiting with her family and friends.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] has recently proposed cleanup of a Ridgway Borough-owned landfill site, located on Jakes Hollow Road off of state Route 948 in Ridgway Township.
It just might be the "Burg Way" after all.
Armed with a cooperative sports agreement between Ridgway and host school Johnsonburg, the Ramettes on Tuesday scored a 2-1 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a softball game held at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Starting pitcher Alexa Marciniak scattered one hit and an unearned run in five innings of work for the Ramettes before giving way to relief pitcher Taylor Roseto who secured the win with two scoreless innings.